Sunday, July 18, 2010

NYC Triathlon 2010: "Swim, Bike, Run, Finish, Party, Go Get Your Bike"

These triathletes get up early! Five-thirty Sunday morning, and many New Yorkers are just getting home, or heading to a 24 hour diner, or even on their way to an after-hours dance party. Meanwhile, everyone here was jumping into the Hudson river to swim for 1.5K, then bike 40K, then run 10K to finish in Central Park (and today, in oppressive 90 degree heat!). I did not get up at 5:30, even though I went to bed early planning to (Sundays are for leisure, no?). By the time I was up, showered, coffee'ed and muffin'ed, and had walked to 72nd street, it was already 8AM, and the winners had crossed the finish line at least a half hour earlier!

From the New York Times:
More than 3,000 people participated in the race Sunday. Filip Ospaly of the Czech Republic won in the men’s division in 1 hour 46 minutes 28 seconds, while Rebeccah Wassner defended her title in 2:00:25, beating her twin sister, Laurel, who finished just under two minutes later in second.

Race Map interactive graphic here

Official website:


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Lots more pictures and some video after the jump...

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